Parents' Guide to

I Heart Arlo

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Eccentric, fun musical cartoon has drinking, implied drugs.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Acceptance and understanding

An amazing series on both peoples proffered sexualisation but also their possible mental stability. My son really loved this series and connected with the character Alia - the tiger; she has ADHD

Is It Any Good?

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Charming, irreverent, colorful, and fun, this cartoon has a soft heart. I Heart Arlo is full of music, antics, pizza, and catnip. Its characters are individuals with a capital "I," which can seem self-conscious at times, but the music and the good vibes are pretty contagious. Some over-the-top gay caricatures can feel like they are playing stereotypes, and it's hard to tell if it's an in joke or not.

This show might trip some triggers for people whose lives are not being lived in urban areas where eccentricity is the name of the game. But tweens will be drawn into the situational, comedic relationships and the caring spirit of Arlo and his friends. Adults might enjoy the right-on vibe too, and the music does pick you up when you're feeling down.

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